Thiruverumbur is a village near Trichy in Tamil Nadu. It has an important Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is the seventh among the tevara paadal petra stalams (274 most important temples of Lord Shiva) located in in the erstwhile Chola kingdom, to the South of River Kaveri. The current form of the temple was built by Aditya Chola in the 9th century CE. To commemorate his victory in tirupurambiyam battle, he built a series of temples including this along the banks of the river kaveri. The Temple has a lot of inscriptions of chola period. This temple is about 1000 to 2000 years old. Erumbeeswarar temple is located atop the hill at a height of around 60 feet which can be reached by a fleet of steep steps. As the temple is located on top of the hill, it is also called as 'malai kovil' (malai=hill). The temple has a small two tiered tower. As usual, the flag post, bali peeth and nandi mandapa are found.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Remedy for laziness
- for relief from hardship and suffering
- for acquiring immense power and peace.
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.